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Francis Marion Ainsworth
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Birth: Oct. 8, 1845
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 22, 1922
Tulare County
California, USA

From "The History of Tulare and Kings Counties California" by Eugene L Menefee and Fred A Dodge, published by Historic Record Company La, CA 1913


In Missouri, in 1845, was born Francis Marion Ainsworth, and in 1857, when he was about twelve years old, he participated with his parents and others in a memorable overland journey to California. They came with ox-teams and endured many hardships and braved many perils. Their first home in this state was in Mendocino county. There his father acquired land which he farmed and improved three years. Then, after living a little while at Santa Rosa and a short time at Sonoma, the family moved to Napa county, where they remained until 1864. Stockton was the scene of the family's activities for some years and after that Modesto numbered its members in its foundation. At Modesto the father died in 1870; the mother had passed away in 1863.

It was from Modesto that Francis M. Ainsworth came to the Mussel Slough district of old Tulare county, near Hanford, where he soon began ranching. He moved to his present location at Milo in 1876. He owns here two hundred and forty acres of land which he is operating very profitably. It is remarkable to realize that Mr. Ainsworth, who at the age of sixty-seven years is enjoying splendid health and is giving personal attention to the conduct of his ranch as well as the duties of postmaster at Milo, was at one time a consumptive in a most precarious condition, suffering from hemorrhages of the lungs. His cure may be attributed to his tremendous will power and the exceptional climate and he has every reason to count his blessings and be happy that he has sought this country as his place of residence.

In 1872 Mr. Ainsworth married Nettie Braden, a native of Iowa, who bore him ten children, all native sons and daughters of California, four of whom have died. Royal Jasper Ainsworth married Clara Hinkle and lives in Tulare county. The other survivors are named Chester O., Archie W., Frances M., Lisle R. and Alden R. The parents of Mrs. Ainsworth moved to Kansas when she was about five years old and some two or three years later they came overland to California, settling in Santa Clara county, whence they later removed to Stanislaus county, and it was there that she first met her future husband. She was the second child of a family of four children, one sou and three daughters, born to her parents, the others being: William Braden, of Ventura county, Agnes Richardson of Porterville, Malissa, who died in Tulare county in 1878, being at that time the wife of S. W. Webb and leaving no children.

Mr. Ainsworth's uncle, Davy Crockett, is a justice of the peace at Ukiah, Mendocino county. Col. Davy Crockett, the hero of the Alamo, was Mr. Ainsworth's great-uncle. His life of adventure, his devotion to the cause of liberty and his tragic death for the freedom of Texas are all matters of history. Mr. Ainsworth is a man of public spirit and as a Democrat he has been elected school trustee and in 1907 was appointed postmaster at Milo, which responsible office he still fills with ability and credit.
Family links: 
  Henrietta L Ainsworth (1854 - 1945)
  William Ainsworth*
  Laura Ainsworth (____ - 1882)*
  Royal Jasper Ainsworth (1881 - 1953)*
  Chester Oscar Ainsworth (1883 - 1952)*
  Archie Walton Ainsworth (1886 - 1954)*
  Florence Ainsworth (1887 - 1890)*
  Frances Mildred Ainsworth Asher (1889 - 1979)*
  Lisle Richard Ainsworth (1892 - 1975)*
  Alden Roy Ainsworth (1895 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Home of Peace Cemetery
Tulare County
California, USA
Plot: A-79-6
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